Affiliated Programs


Biotechnology Program Short Courses

Summer 2014

The Biotechnology Program offers the following short courses on various techniques used in biotechnology research. If you would like to receive training in any of the areas listed below, please register through UCD Conference and Event Services. Their link is provided below each of the courses and by selecting it, registration will be possible for that particular class.


Haring Hall
Flow Cytometry equipment

Days, Dates and Times: July 14 - 18, 2014 Monday through Friday
Lead Instructors: Bridget McLaughlin, Technical Director, UC Davis Flow Cytometry Shared Resource
Facility: Genome Center and Tupper Hall

Flow Cytometry is a powerful tool in modern biology.  The applications are numerous, and have contributed to many fields including virology, immunology, and molecular biology.  This course begins with introductory flow cytometry and progresses through development and design of multicolor panels. 

This course is designed as a comprehensive flow cytometry course and covers instrumentation, experimental design, data analysis, and more. 
Afternoon sessions will include hands-on training in applications and training on various instruments.   Students will be exposed to the Cytomation MoFlo cell sorter, Becton Dickinson LSRII flow cytometer, Life Sciences Attune Flow Cytometer, Amnis FlowSight Imaging Cytometer,  Compucyte iCys laser scanning cytometer/confocal microscope, and others.

A great course for researchers of all types: faculty, staff, pre- and post-docs, industry and private!

Guest Lectures: TBA


Enrollment is limited to 30 students (lecture/lab), 40 lecture only.

Register here

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Brett Phinney
proteomics lab

Days, Dates and Times: August 4 - 8, 2014
Lead Instructors: Brett Phinney, PhD, (UC Davis Proteomics Facility , UC Davis Genome Center). Rich Eigenheer, Ph.D, Kerry Nugent (Michrom Bioresources), Barrett Smith & Rudy Alvarado
Facility: Genome Center and Science Lab Building (SLB)

This introductory proteome analysis workshop is designed to expose participants to fundamental technology platforms and current information in the field of proteomics. The course will cover bottom up quantitative and non-quantitative electrospray liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-LC/MS/MS) and “multidimensional protein identification technology (Mudpit LC/LC/MS/MS)” based proteomics using complex mixtures of proteins.  Participants will perform in-gel digestions, phosphopeptide enrichment, identification, and database searching using open source software such as X! Tandem and OMSSA with MS/MS data generated during the course.  Lectures will cover: fundamentals of protein chemistry and mass spectrometry (MS), MS based protein identification, posttranslational modification of proteins, label free methods of protein quantitation, database searching using MS/MS data, and traditional tools of protein biochemistry.  Mass spectrometry and computer lab sessions will include hands on practical applications of the techniques, using state of the art instrumentation and software. Specific course topics may change due to sample and mass spectrometer availability

Enrollment is limited to 30 students (lecture/lab), 40 lecture only.

Register here

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